How to Perform a Clean Boot on Windows 11
Are you stuck with a slow Windows 11 computer? Or, perhaps a program that once worked now won’t launch, or even when it does, it ends up terminating itself in a few seconds?
With Windows Clean boot you can easily filter out the problem and, as a result, get back into your workflow. As such, let’s get started with how to clean boot Windows 11.
How to Clean Boot Windows 11
Clean boot is a troubleshooting technique that starts your Windows with a minimal set of programs and drivers. This helps you figure out whether an additional program is the cause of this problem, or if it’s due to some problems with the system files.
To clean boot your Windows 11, follow the steps below:
- Go to the Start menu search bar, type in “msconfig” and select System Configuration from the results.
- Switch to the Services tab, and select Hide all Microsoft Services and click on Disable all.
- Go to the Start tab and select Open Task Manager.
- Now, one by one, disable each app under the Startup tab.
- Go back to Startup tab in System Configuration and select OK.
On your next restart, the Windows will be launched in a clean boot environment.
If the problem persists, then the issue is something else. As such, you might have to try out different methods to fix it.
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However, if your computer is working fine after the clean boot, then we’re on to something. From here, you’ll have to enable all the apps one by one; this will help you find out the app that’s the culprit behind your Windows bug. Here’s how:
- Open the System Configuration.
- Go to the Services tab, select the apps in the top half of the list, and click on Enable. If the problems appear again, this will eliminate the bottom half of the apps.
- Click on OK and select Restart.
Repeat the procedure until you are left with the app that’s causing the trouble on your PC.
Getting a Fresh Start With a Windows 11 Clean Boot
Clean boot is a neat method to figure out the troubles on your Windows 11. Although people sometimes confuse it with Windows Safe mode, Clean boot differs from it, in that it only turns off the third-party applications of your PC.
Clean boot and safe mode sound very similar, so when should you use one over the other?
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November 12, 2021 at 09:21AM